Quotes about Function.

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The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what you really think.
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Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to the description of society as it should be, and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be.
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The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence.
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The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, and to elevate the mind.
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The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
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There are over 7,000 different types of proteins in typical eukaryotic cells; the total number depends on the cell class and function.
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If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.
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The problem with most children's hospitals is that they are passive. They are high quality. They are filled with the best doctors. But their function is to wait until kids get sick and get referred in.
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The BBC fulfils a wonderful cultural function. Maybe the problem is that it feels it needs to be everything to everybody.
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Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that, to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery, hardship or injustice.
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The often cruel behavior of Christians toward unbelievers and even toward dissenters among themselves is shocking evidence of the function of that image in relation to values and behavior.
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Monopolies are bad and deserve their reputation when things are static and the monopolies function as toll collectors... But I think they're quite positive when they're dynamic and do something new.
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When do you know you're insane? And when do you known you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two. It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage.
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The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
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Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
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A diet that is high in fat, sugar and salt makes it really hard for a body to function efficiently.
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I didn't know why dessert was invented or what function it was meant to perform. Raising livestock and the harvesting of grains are ancient activities, but when did humankind decide it also needed creme brulee?
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You can blow on the dice all you want, but whether they come up 'seven' is still a function of random luck.
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The basis of the free market is anytime you can generate revenue or profit, you've created value in excess of the resources you consume in a society. That's probably the most unbiased utility function there is, as opposed to someone's opinion.
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A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don't function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.
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Even though disciplined sleeping habits and the adrenalin of live radio ensures that we are very awake while on duty, there is evidence of a phenomenon called circadian desynchronosis which causes one's brain to function slowly at those times of day when it thinks it should be asleep, regardless how wide awake the body is.
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One of the rudest things you can do, food-wise, is to stare at someone in the act of eating. It draws attention to the unseemly fact that eating is a bodily function - like animals, we are trapped by our hungers, but we do our best to disguise them with such civilized props as menus and forks.
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This kind of overall way of thinking is not only a fertile source of new theoretical ideas: it is needed for the human mind to function in a generally harmonious way, which could in turn help to make possible an orderly and stable society.
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Man himself is a mysterious object, and the tools to probe his physiologic nature and function have developed only slowly through the millennia.
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The trickster's function is to break taboos, create mischief, stir things up. In the end, the trickster gives people what they really want, some sort of freedom.

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